Asking for your help in shaping ICANN’s travel support for constituencies

by Doug Brent on March 5, 2008

During the New Delhi meeting, I made a presentation on ICANN’s goal of creating a documented, consistent policy that makes it clear when, for whom, and how ICANN will provide travel support for volunteers who make ICANN’s community-based work possible.

While lots of valuable input came from that meeting, I made a commitment to host an online forum to collect further input. While this is not a formal ICANN process, input is being sought and will be used in the spirit of ICANN’s commitment to openness and transparency.

That forum is now open and will be open for comments until 17 April 2008.

Though more of a discussion vehicle than articulating any particular views, the PowerPoint presentation [pdf] from the Delhi session, which includes the budgetary impact of various support options, is available online, as well as a transcript of the session.

Please share your thoughts and help ICANN update current policies, develop a consistent approach to participation and travel support, and determine what is sustainable and reasonable in terms of the budget.

Thanks!

{ 3 comments }

Imran 03.07.08 at 4:17 am

We appreciate this ICANN initiative for travel support for volunteers in which huge amount is involved.

Actually this expense is going to be proposed to acquire better resources with intellectual minds to sit together during the important policies making process.

There would be two aspects for motivating volunteers, first is to obtain their valuable input and the second one is to obtain representation from different regions of Internationalized Internet (Making the Internet Localized & Multilingual).

Proposal # 1.
I would like to propose that the community of participants may please be increased for the voluntarily representation from different regions.

I would also like to draw the kind attention that NCUC is not listed in this proposed Traveling Support Policy draft https://delhi.icann.org/files/TravelSupportExpenseDiscussion_0208.pdf.

Proposal # 2.
A request is being initiated to add “ICANN GNSO Non-Commercial Users Constituency” (NCUC ) to avail this facility of travel support because at least Non-Commercial Users deserve to receive financial support (comparing to any other profit earning organization or individuals who can afford this cost themselves).

Proposal # 3.
The financial assistance & support program may please be reviewed according to its primary definition and one who can afford this cost himself or if his organization can bear the traveling cost without any loss, those participant may please be excluded (with special excuse) from this facility to reduce extra burden on the ICANN.

Best Regards

Imran Ahmed Shah

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We want to help ICANN, but don’t know how to start

Manoel 04.11.08 at 4:32 pm

Olá, ICANN

Em muito me honra participar dêste Blog.

Parabéns.

Manoel Queiroz Neto

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